Independence Day 2019 : The 2nd Term of Modi Government has kept entire nation guessing about their possible next move. On 5th of August 2019, Home Minister, Amit Shah tabled a bill for abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of state of Jammu Kashmir into two Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. In one stroke, Modi 2.0 came up with a bill for dissolving the special status provided to the state of Jammu Kashmir 70 years ago.
Since Modi government came to power, it has been completely unpredictable. Be it media or the common citizens, everyone has been clueless about the possible move of the Modi government. A rumor has been doing round that Amit Shah may hoist National Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar on 15th of August. Lal Chowk came into significance when Pandit Jawar Lal Nehru hoisted the national flag here in 1948. In 1992, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi accompanied by Prime Minister Modi unfurled National Flag at Lal Chowk despite serious threats by Pakistan sponsored terrorists.
The Jammu Kashmir police department is yet to confirm Amit Shah’s visit to valley. However, speculations are high that Shah may be in the valley to unfurl the national flag in Lal Chowk. If it happens, Amit Shah will be following the foot steps of his mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The unfurling of National flag at Lal Chowk in 1992 proved to a turning point in the political career of Narendra Modi. However, due to high security concerns, Amit Shah’s visit to valley is yet to be revealed.
On 7th of August after the abrogation of Article 370 and decision for the bifurcation of state of Jammu Kashmir, security situation in Valley has been tense. National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval is in valley to analyze the security situation. The ones who have been detained before the revocation of Article 370 are still in custody. However, no major incidents have been reported in the valley, yet the security situation in valley remains to be tensed.
Visit of Amit Shah in valley and him unfurling the national flag at Lal Chowk will be one of the historic moments in the history of India. Lal Chowk has been a place for public meetings for several decades. Amit Shah unfurling National Flag at Lal Chowk will be an answer directly to Pakistan and its sponsored terrorists. Though the confirmation is yet to come, security has been beefed up in valley. Independence Day 2019, may go down as a historic event in Indian history.